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yes, dual boot maybe a better way, but you will lose all pros of Macbook. There's another way of using Ubuntu, which is Docker. I bet you've heard of it, but you may not know is latest Docker beta uses a native virtualisation mechanism, and it doesn't need virtualbox any more. I hope this could make you feel comfortable


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Yes, undoubtedly. I can attest that Linux installed as a dual boot partition has similar battery life to Mac. Perhaps slightly shorter due to the lesser optimisation for the hardware. In a virtual machine, despite lots of clever optimisations and CPU hardware virtualisation features, there are inevitably two whole OSes with two kernels and two display ...


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Your charger is not the issue as evidenced by your testing it on other MacBook Airs I've tested the charger with multiple other MacBook Airs, and the charger works fine. You have a problem with either your logic board and/or your DC Power I/O Board. You need to take it in for service.


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There is no harm in leaving your battery plugged in - your MacBook Pro will directly use the power adapter for its power needs. However, Apple (used to) recommend unplugging the battery occasionally - "An ideal use would be a commuter who uses her notebook on the train, then plugs it in at the office to charge. This keeps the battery juices flowing." There ...


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Technically no, there is no damage done to it. But it is still smart to let it unplug and fully drain the power to keep it in tip-top shape.


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Haven't figured out a fix for spotlight but found a solution to disable spotlight and alleviate the CPU burn. $ launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchAgents/com.apple.Spotlight.plist (courtesy of a coworker)


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If you can at least start the Mac up and make the battery lights flash, it's lint. Here's how you clean lint from a port: Get a toothpick. Stick it in the port. Carefully rub the inside of the port. Pull out the toothpick. Repeat.


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Apple makes 3 different chargers for their MacBooks that you need to be concerned about: 45-Watt -- For MacBook Airs. 60-Watt -- For 13" MacBook Pros. 85-Watt -- For 15" and 17" MacBook Pros. You can use a higher-wattage charger than you MacBook requires, but not a lower-wattage one. Yours was an 85-watt charger. If your friend's charger was a 60-watt, ...


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One option is to increase the niceness of the main CPU consuming processes. You can find these processes in the Activity Monitor or in the Terminal with this command: top -u If you find out that a process with pid P is the most CPU consuming one, then you can increase the niceness of that with this command in the Terminal: sudo renice -n +10 P


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The Magic Mouse battery level is shown under the device name in the Bluetooth menu. You can install an app such as iStat Menus for easier access to such information directly in the menu bar. Software development questions are off-topic here.


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They don't conflict. Spotlight is a pig on any first run on a newly accessed filesystem. On the other hand, Sophos will double the load caused by controlling all these filesystem accesses. I suggest you to let Spotlight terminate its heavy initial run alone by temporarily turning off the On-Access control of Sophos: I also suggest you to turn off the scan ...


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Normally saying that you've bought it as secondhand you're ok, even because, before they start working on it, they need to have "Find my iPhone" disabled so, if you have stolen that iPad, you wouldn't be able to disable that.


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The golden battery with the red 2680mAh sticker is NOT 2680mAh. The original Apple iPhone 5S battery is 1560mAh 3.8V 5.92Whr. If you look at the golden battery label it says 3.8V 5.92Whr which is 1560mAh If you take the gold cover of underneath you will see it's just the same as the original iPhone 5S battery 1560mAh 3.8V 5.92Whr


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You could try, charging and uncharging it a few times, it might help. But I wouldn't really rely on that. I bought a replacement battery for my iPhone 5 via iFixit and I am really happy with it - it shouldn't be much more than 1/4 of the price you named. So make sure you don't get an extra cheap one of eBay, those won't make you happy for long.


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Charge Cycle means nothing, assume you plugged in all the time for 5 or 6 years, the cycle is still 0 but does it mean your battery is 100% health? No. You should search for your macbook model to find out what is the design capacity of your macbook, and divided by your current max full charge capacity to find out the health of the battery. Or you may ...


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You haven't mentioned what's the model of the Mac you are using, Apple's Determining battery cycle count for Mac notebooks will tell you more about the Charge Cycle. Also in case you are still in warranty, which I assume you are not cause of so many charge cycles, you can go to the Apple Store and get the battery diagnosed, if they find a problem they will ...



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